Paulina Rubio Biography

Paulina Susana Rubio Rue is a Mexican singer, actress, television music competition judge, hostess, model and businesswoman. She is known in Mexico, other Hispanic-American countries and in Spain as an original member of the pop group Timbiriche from 1981 through 1991. Rubio has sold over 40 million records worldwide as a solo artist. and is considered one of the most influential Latin celebrities in the world by Univision.

Her debut album, La Chica Dorada (1992) was released under EMI Music, followed by 24 Kilates (1993). Her follow-up albums, El tiempo es oro (1995) and Planeta Paulina (1996) helped Rubio become better known in Hispanic America. Rubio's departure from EMI Music happened in the same year due to personal conflicts with the label.

With her new label, Universal Music, she released her sixth studio album Paulina (2000) and her crossover album Border Girl (2002), both had commercial success in Latin America,Europe and USA; the first of these was nominated and won many awards. According to Billboard, Paulina was the best selling Latin album in the United States in 2001, selling over 1 million copies in the US alone. Paulina has sold more than 4 million copies.Her follow-up albums, Pau-Latina (2004) and Ananda (2006) consolidated Rubio internationally as the most successful Mexican super star in the world. Her ninth album, Gran City Pop (2009) had a fresh and original concept, and focused in vision, to reflect Paulina's life and musical experiences she had while traveling the world. Her latest album Brava! (2011) focuses in electronic genres. In 2012, Rubio served as a coach on the second season of La Voz... Mexico. In 2013, Rubio became a coach on La Voz Kids, and also became a judge on the American version of The X Factor.

According to E! Entertainment, the singer reached number 12 on the 25 Sexiest Pop Divas list.

As Rubio says "I have been famous since I was born", as she is the daughter of Mexican actress Susana Rue, best known by her stage name Susana Dosamantes, and Enrique Rubio, a lawyer. Rubio was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Rubio has a younger brother named Enrique.

From the age of 5, Rubio was taking singing, acting, jazz, painting, and dance lessons while enrolled at what is now the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA) in Mexico. After two years there, Rubio’s parents were contacted by Julisa and Guillermo del Bosque for approval of Rubio’s joining a band that would be formed by children from the center.

After almost three years since the release of her previous single Boys Will Be Boys in 2012, Rubio released the single "Mi Nuevo Vicio" featuring the new Colombian group Morat, on 17 February 2015. The song was promoted to fans via Paulina's website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages, as well as receiving promotion from her label Universal Music Latin Entertainment on their webpages and Twitter handles. Her official site relaunched in February 2015 to begin Rubio's new era. Fans on Twitter trended the hashtag, #PauRubioIsBack and #MiNuevoVicio to show their excitement for Rubio's new music. The song has seen success in Mexico and Spain, topping radio and iTunes Charts, and is still moderately climbing the Billboard charts in the US. Paulina journied to Spain to promote Mi Nuevo Vicio on various television programs and radios. It has seen its biggest success there, remaining at #1 on the iTunes Charts for many weeks, and has certified gold while reaching #1 on Spain's Digital Songs chart. The music video was released on the same day the single was officially released, and has also seen a growing number of views.
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